Archive for December, 2010

I mean it this time

How many times have I complained in the last couple of years that I don’t knit much anymore? Probably about as many times as the have been new iphone acessories. But I have actually been thinking as this year winds down about how to recapture that knitting joy.

For 2011, I want to finish a project a month, and by project, I don’t mean hat. I mean something bigger. Not like, a house cover, by any stretch, but more substantial than a hat. For instance, the Clapotis and Carrington. And maybe, just maybe, by the end of the year, Hocks. I even have a plan to accomplish this: Each week, I plan to enjoy a movie at home and knit while I do it.

You know, I discovered something while I was doing the NaNo this November: I can indeed make time for the things I want to do. I just have to decide that the thing I want to accomplish is more important to me than hanging out on facebook and yahoo, chatting. I have to purpose to move away from the keyboard and do something productive. Productive can mean fun, you know.

And also…

it’s raining. Ordinarily, that wouldn’t bear much comment. Except that today, I had actually planned to dig in the shed and get out the Christmas decorations. I don’t want to do that in the rain!!! It’s no fun!

On the other hand, I did ask the kids to get the living room ready, and they didn’t, so …. I mean, some of them did some of it, but it’s not finished, and I refuse to decorate a dirty house, so I have to finish that first. But I’m not real thrilled about it. I am trying to squeeze in a bunch of stuff over the weekend, and had hoped they could finish that small part for me, because my master plan calls for finishing the work before we begin to play.

So, instead, I am looking at nursing scrubs. Not because I plan to be a nurse, but because I have heard they are comfortable. Since I am starting school soon, I need to find some comfortable clothes, and I am not quite willing to wear sweats all the time. As appealing as that might be in winter, I think cheap scrubs might be a better summer-time option. Unless they have the a/c maxed out, unlike my current job where we sweat all summer and shiver all winter. Just sayin’ In that case, I’d need to pack a sweatshirt in my bag for slipping over my scrubs top.

In the meantime, I’m starved, and I just heard my food beep at me. Yay!!!!

More picture frustration

Ok, this gripe has nothing to do with my photopress error. But it is picture frustration. I wanted to take the opportunity to show you some shoes. Black ones, with high heels and studs on the platforms, truly, the girly definition of engine driven pumps. I was going to show them to you because I am planning to go buy them one day this week. But the picture is on my phone and I can’t find my transfer cable. I suck. But really, these are awesome-al shoes.

Pics when I get ‘em, provided they still have them in stock!

My new storage solution?

Haha! I could put all my craft supplies in one of these metal buildings, and add a window unit for heat and air conditioning. And a table, extra large, for laying out my work. And good lighting. And a coffee pot, and I could go live in it. Ok, just kidding on the live in it part, but it would definitely make a cost-effective studio space, with a few upgrades, don’t you think?

Sweet indeed.

Holy Carp!

Umml so a couple of months ago, I got a notice that my hosting company was moving this site to a new server. And then my friend, Ang. said her photopress wasn’t working anymore. And then just a few minutes ago, I wrote that post on Carrington, and tried to upload pictures. Guess who’s photopress also isn’t working? Yeah. Mine. And using the wp uploader is NOT convenient. Just sayin’ It might be easier after I play with it a bit.

But it might also be easier to just figure out what’s up with photopress and then I could help myself AND my friend. Hmmmm. Either way, it can’t take longer than weeding through hundreds of plasma tv reviews. But the thing is, I don’t *need* a new tv. On a knitting blog, though, I do need pictures.

The current state of Carrington

At least, I think that’s the name. Maybe not, but we’ll go with it for now. As you can see, I have a front and a back here.

I need 2 sleeves and a turtle neck. Not a tight one, a loose one.

But, umm, what are these pins for? I’m taking bets as to whether or not I can remember when I pick it up. Your odds are better than your last insurance quote if you say “probably not”. Oh, how I love my knitting adhd. Which probably isn’t a politically correct thing to say, but have you seen the number of unfinished objects sitting around my house?

And yes, that is my beautiful new comforter peeking out underneath the sweater parts! ;-)

Off!

That’s me! After a full week of being constantly “on”, I am off work for a record 9 days. Woohoo!!! Squeee! No worrying about and trying to explain the slow POS systems. No trying to explain to irate customers that their coupon is good for *this* product and not the one in their hand. Nine days of being home, doing my home stuff: cleaning, typing, reading and maybe, just maybe a little knitting. That would be awesome, wouldn’t it? Maybe I could actually finish something, huh? Maybe Carrington. Cause it is certainly cold enough for a wool sweater right now. It’s also raining, and I don’t want a felted wool sweater, so I guess it’s a good thing it isn’t quite finished yet!

Shorts

I also found my mending basket again as I was unearthing the house. It’s still full. Not surprising, right? It stays full. It’s so much more fun to make new stuff than to fix the old right? But I need to get on it, because, well, it needs doing. And also, there is now a pair of socks perched on the top.

Also, a small caveat. I know I could have combined all these little posts into one big one, but my hosting bill is due, and I’m not sure whether or not it qualifies as pci compliant hosting or not, but the fact is, I need it and if I don’t pay the bill, I won’t have it. So there you go.

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